Philosophy Compass 5 (5):412-425 (2010)

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Kris McDaniel
Syracuse University
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Philosophical questions concerning parts and wholes have received a tremendous amount of the attention of contemporary analytic metaphysicians. In what follows, I discuss some of the central questions. The questions to be discussed are: how general is parthood? Are there different kinds of parthood or ways to be a part? Can two things be composed of the same parts? When does composition occur? Can material objects gain or lose parts? What is the logical form of the parthood relation enjoyed by material objects?
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2009.00238.x
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Parts: A Study in Ontology.Peter Simons - 1987 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
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